A bite-sized blog of snack hacks
Back-to-back meetings, busy evenings, weekend plans and gym dates, sound familiar?
We know you’re always on the go, so this will only take a minute – if your work and social life has you out of the house a lot, it can be good to have a game plan when it comes to your snacks to make sure you have healthy options available.
Some things to chew on
- Snacks shouldn’t replace a meal, but are part of a balanced diet.
- It’s good to have 2 to 3 small snacks a day.
- Snacks should be healthy and nutritious like fruit, unsalted nuts or a bag of popcorn – anything else is considered a treat, not a snack.
- You should know when you might need one (at work, in the gym, between meetings) and plan to have healthy options on hand.
- Bring portable snacks with you on long days to be prepared.
- If you’re buying pre-packaged snacks, always read the labels and choose the option lower in fat, sugar and salt.
- If taking from a large packet, serve a single portion in a dish, or pre-portion into lunchboxes ahead of time.
Now, we know you have places to be! So without further ado, here’s our recommended list of healthy snack options – screenshot it, print it or save this page for later:
- Piece of fruit
- Glass of milk
- 2 wheat biscuits
- Muesli with fruit and nuts
- Greek yoghurt and mixed fruit
- Apple/pear slices with peanut butter
- Fresh fruit smoothie
- Crackers and cheese
- Dried nuts
- Vegetable sticks and hummus
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